Frederick Dharma Book Club

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January 1 and 15 (Section 1)
February 5 and 19 (Section 2)
March 5 and 19 (Section 3)


April 2: pgs 1-48
April 16 pgs 49-92
May 7: pgs 93-160
May 21: pgs 161-220
June 4: pgs 221-282
June 18: pgs 283-328


1st & 3rd Tuesday
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

RSVP or Just Show Up!

By Donation: $10 – $20 Suggested

No Prior Meditation Experience Is Necessary.

The Frederick Dharma Book Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 6:00 to 6:50pm. Each month the club will discuss a selected book. The goal is to open your minds and hearts to the diverse selection of dharma related material. Even if you have not read the book, please come and enjoy the evening. The discussion is open to all who are interested in learning more about the dharma and how these valuable teachings can make us more aware and bring more insight into our lives.

After the Book Club, I would encourage you to attend Anthony Dominic Chielli’s Meditation Group class from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Anthony will incorporate the teachings of the books into his guided meditations. This could be a great way to practice what we learn from the books.

Past Books:

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child
Thich Nhat Hanh’s Fear Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm
Pema Chodron’s Practicing Peace in Times of War
Benjamin Hoff's The Tao of Pooh
Laurie Cameron's The Mindful Day
Bhante Gunaratana's Loving-Kindness in Plain English
Heather Stang's Mindfulness & Grief
Josh Korda's: Unsubscribe

Ray Manyoky

About Ray Manyoky

Ray began his Vipassana meditation practice in 2015 as a way to alleviate his depression and anxiety. Ray currently hosts the Frederick Dharma Book Club, is an IMCW Meditation Mentor, co-leads a Kalyana Metta group, and co-facilitates Jonathan Foust’s post-dharma talk Discussion Group. He regularly attends IMCW dharma talks and meditations led by Jonathan Foust, Tara Brach, and Adam Silcott. Ray is an alumni of Jonathan Foust’s The Year of Living Mindfully.

Ray has attended IMCW day long workshops taught by Tara, Jonathan, Hugh Byrne, Sharon Salzburg and Stan Eisenstein, and weeklong silent retreats at Bhavana Society. Ray is inspired by dharma teachers: Josh Korda, Jonathan Foust and Jill Shepherd. Ray will start a two year Meditation Teacher Program led by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield in 2019.